Technology & Convergence - In Brief

Technology & Convergence

- Eduze co-founder Charlie Beuthin wants to provide free, local offline content for smartphone users using Wi-Fi boxes in high footfall locations. The content (some of which will be in local languages) will be free at the point of use, supported by advertising and sponsorship. Russell Southwood talked to Charlie Beuthin about the content, the technology and the business model. - See more here

- Global search engine giant Google has launched a lightspeed fibre network in the city of Kampala, Uganda to facilitate faster internet connection speeds.
With a population of almost three million people living in and around Kampala, internet access hasn’t been as fast and available as it could be, according to Google. See more here

- The Cheetah Code is a web TV series spotlighting Africa’s young entrepreneurs and emerging technology sector. See more here